Already I'm looking forward to what this year has in store. Such exciting times lay ahead, some still in the pipeline, some coming to fruition, but I can tell you that it'll be one of the most interesting years for a while, that's for sure.
Along with my usual piscatorial jollies, the annual pilgrimage to the hills of Wales in search of wildies, etc.. There will be a search for that 2lb roach that still evades me, a 3lb crucian, as well as stalking stunning carp on my local waters, and at venues not so local. And those summer days spent following carp around various pools will be done so with something very exciting indeed......I'll explain.
I was recently approached by my friend Andrew Davis. Andrew is among the best rod makers of our time, with his many his works of art up there with the best I've seen and handled. And let me tell you how humbled I was to be asked to help out with designing and testing the Ultimate Split Cane Carp rod. Between us we've bounced ideas off each other, length, tapers, strengths, aesthetics, the works. And I think, without divulging too much, now there is enough for Andrew to work his magic and, all going well and alongside his busy schedule, we should have the finished article by June 16th for me to begin the testing process.
This testing process, putting Excalibur through its paces, will be well documented here so keep a look out come the summer. For more info on this project and the other exquisite works of art Andrew produces, check out Andrew's website....